Traditional Chex Mix


Let’s play a game. Tell me the first word that comes to mind when I say:


wedding . . . bride

baseball . . . hot dogs

Thanksgiving . . . turkey

party . . . Chex mix


Yeah, that’s right. A party wouldn’t be complete without Chex Mix . . . it seems to fill the quota for “salty snacks” at a party. And it pleases most everyone. Here is the traditional recipe from waaaay back.


6 T butter

2 T Worcestershire sauce

1½ t seasoned salt

¾ t garlic powder

½ t onion powder

3 c Corn Chex

3 c Rice Chex

3 c Wheat Chex (or more Rice Chex if you’re me)

1 c mixed nuts

1 c bite-size pretzels


Heat oven to 250°F. Melt butter in large roasting pan in oven. Stir in seasonings. Stir in remaining ingredients until evenly coated. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool. Store in airtight container.

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2 Responses to Traditional Chex Mix

  1. Jan Jardine says:

    Carol, I love your posts! And I laughed out loud in church when you talked about falling down the stairs (and then cheered when you made it safely down).

    I LOVE Chex Mix, but I usually really load it up with the Worcestershire sauce because I adore the flavor that gives. I love the Wheat Chex too…call me crazy!

    • Carol says:

      Thanks, Jan, for your kind words AND for laughing at my jokes. That’s a true friend, right there! :) I’m glad you like Wheat Chex . . . brings balance to the world. My Chex Mix photo was definitely a little too “fair” or “blonde” if you know what I mean. At least your Chex Mix has a good mixture!

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